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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 157

    A HUANGHUALI WAISTLESS CORNER-LEG TABLE, XIAOZHUO

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    A HUANGHUALI WAISTLESS CORNER-LEG TABLE, XIAOZHUO
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Of simianping, 'four-sides-flush' form, with two-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame resting directly on the plain beaded apron supported by square beaded legs joined by humpback stretchers and terminating in hoof feet
    33 in. (83.8 cm.) high, 42 in. (106.7 cm.) wide, 21 in. (53.3 cm.) deep


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    Furniture of simianping form is likely derived from the earlier method of box-construction, and it became a classic and much revered form during the Ming dynasty. For an early version of a simianping table illustrated in a painting of the Song dynasty, see Special Exhibition of Furniture in Chinese Paintings, The National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1996, pp. 50-1, no. 19.

    A very similar table of more narrow form in the Lu Ming Shi Collection, dated to the late 16th or early 17th century, is illustrated by Grace Wu Bruce in Living with Ming - the Lu Ming Shi Collection, p. 110, no. 23. Another table of almost identical form, dated to the 17th century and formerly in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Piccus, was sold in these rooms, 21 September 2000, lot 35.

    Provenance

    The William Lipton Collection.


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